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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Noun Strong's Number: g4053 Greek: perissos


primarily, "what is above and over, super-added," hence came to denote "what is superior and advantageous," Rom 3:1, in a comparison between Jew and Gentile; only here with this meaning.
See ABUNDANT, C, No. 1.

A-2 Noun Strong's Number: g3786 Greek: ophelos


akin to ophello, "to increase," comes from a root signifying "to increase;" hence, "advantage, profit;" it is rendered as a verb in its three occurrences, 1Cr 15:32 (AV, "advantageth;" RV, "doth it profit"); Jam 2:14, 16, lit., "What (is) the profit?"
See PROFIT. In the Sept., Job 15:3.

A-3 Noun Strong's Number: g5622 Greek: opheleia


an alternative form to No. 2, akin to C, No. 1, is found in Rom 3:1, "profit," and Jud 1:16, "advantage." (i.e., they shew respect of persons for the sake of what they may gain from them).

Note: Ophelimos, "profitable," is used only in the Pastoral Epistles, 1Ti 4:8; 2Ti 3:16; Tts 3:8.

B-1 Verb Strong's Number: g5623 Greek: opheleo


signifies "to be useful, do good, profit," Rom 2:25; with a negative, "to be of no use, to effect nothing," Mat 27:24; Jhn 6:63, "profiteth;" Jhn 12:19, "prevail;" in Luk 9:25, AV, "(what is a man) advantaged?" RV, "profited."

B-2 Verb Strong's Number: g4122 Greek: pleonekteo


lit., "to seek to get more" (pleon, "more," echo, "to have"); hence, "to get an advantage of, to take advantage of." In 2Cr 7:2 the AV has "defrauded," the RV, "took advantage of;" in 1Th 4:6, AV, "defraud," RV, "wrong." In the other three places the RV consistently translates it by the verb "to take advantage of," 2Cr 2:11, of Satan's effort to gain an "advantage" over the church, through their neglect to restore the backslider; in 2Cr 12:17, 18, AV, "make a gain of."

Note: Cp. pleonektes, "a covetous person," pleonexia, "covetousness."

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